Dr. Sheri Longboat, Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Distinguished Fellow – Adjunct Professor

Dr. Sheri Longboat is a Hodinohsó:ni Mohawk and band member of the Nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River. She currently serves as an Associate Professor – Rural Planning & Development with the University of Guelph.

As a first-generation post-secondary graduate, Dr. Longboat is well aware of the challenges and opportunities students face in achieving their educational goals and career aspirations. Her passion for education, commitment to student success, and significant experience in educational programming and services, particularly those that support Indigenous learners and their communities, were a tremendous asset to the college when she served as a member of Mohawk College’s Board of Governors from 2015 to 2022. In her time on the Board and through her service on the college’s Indigenous Education Council, Dr. Longboat was fully engaged in advancing the strategic goals of the college. She brought a wealth of experience and expertise to key strategic areas of focus for the college, while at the same time helping to foster stronger relationships with the Indigenous community.

Dr. Longboat holds a doctor of philosophy in Geography (Resource and Environmental Management) from Wilfrid Laurier University; a bachelor of education (Geography and Gen. Science) from Brock University; a master of arts in Geography (Coastal Geomorphology) from Wilfrid Laurier University; and a bachelor of environmental studies (honours) in Environment and Resource Studies and Geography from the University of Waterloo.